Wednesday, December 31, 2014

My Favorite Books, 2014

Here is my Best of 2014 list -- all of the books that earned five stars from me on Goodreads this year.  I put an asterisk next to ones that were re-reads for me.

*Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
*We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
*A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf
Daily Rituals: How Artists Work by Mason Currey
The Days of Rondo by Evelyn Fairbanks
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
*No Plot? No Problem! by Chris Baty
A Reader's Book of Days by Tom Nissley

More Than This by Patrick Ness
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Sex & Violence by Carrie Mesrobian
Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
Sylvia & Aki by Winifred Conkling
Breathing Room by Marsha Hayles
*The Lighting Thief by Rick Riordan
*Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
*Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
*A Tale Dark & Grimm by Adam Gidwitz
Superfudge by Judy Blume
Fudge-a-mania by Judy Blume
*Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead
*Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon
*The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart

Graphic novels/memoirs:
Boxers and Saints by Gene Luen Yang
The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang
This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki
Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast
The Adventures of Superhero Girl by Faith Erin Hicks
Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen & Faith Erin Hicks
The Storm in the Barn by Matt Phelan
An Age of License: A Travelogue by Lucy Knisley
Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir by Liz Prince
Sisters by Raina Telgemeier

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